Download e-book for iPad: Farm Boys: Lives of Gay Men from the Rural Midwest by Will Fellows

By Will Fellows

ISBN-10: 0299150844

ISBN-13: 9780299150846

Homosexuality is frequently visible as a merely city event, a ways faraway from rural and small-town existence. Farm Boys undermines that cliche by way of telling the tales of greater than 3 dozen homosexual males, ranging in age from 24 to eighty four, who grew up in farm households within the midwestern usa. even if painful, humorous, or matter-of-fact, those plain-spoken bills will stream and teach any reader, homosexual or no longer, from farm or city.

     “When i used to be fifteen, the milkman who got here to get our milk was once appealing. this can be whilst i used to be particularly getting attractive to do anything with one other man. I waited on a daily basis for him to return. I couldn’t even check with him, couldn’t examine whatever to assert. I simply stood there, staring at him, considering if he knew why.”—Henry Bauer, Minnesota

     “When i'm going again domestic, i think a true reference to the land—a large feeling, religious in a manner. It makes me are looking to exit right into a box and take my footwear off and placed my toes correct at the dust, determine a true actual reference to that position. i am getting homesick much, yet I don’t be aware of if i'll ever return there and stay. It’s now not the type of position that might welcome me if I lived overtly, the way in which that i need to dwell. i might be shunned.”—Martin Scherz, Nebraska

     “If there's a record to determine in the event that your child is queer, i have to have hit each of them—all kinds of huge indications. i used to be consistently drawn to many of the conventional queen things—clothes, cooking, lecturers, track, theater. A farm boy hearing express tunes? My mom and dad should have visible it coming.”—Joe Shulka, Wisconsin

     “My favourite convey whilst i used to be becoming up was once ‘The Waltons’. The show’s values comforted me, and that i pointed out with John-Boy, the delicate son who desired to be a author. He belonged there at the mountain together with his kin, but he sensed that he was once assorted and that he was once usually misunderstood. occasionally I nonetheless consider like a misfit, despite homosexual people.”—Connie Sanders, Illinois

     “Agriculture is my existence. i admire operating with farm humans, even supposing they don’t rather comprehend me. while I retire i would like the observe to get out [that I’m homosexual] to the folk I’ve labored with—the dairy manufacturers, the veterinarians, the feed salesmen, the fellows on the co-ops. They’re going to be stunned, yet their eyes are going to be opened.”—James Heckman, Indiana

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